FAME welcomes the announcement by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, that:

‘Having considered the consultation responses and the issues they highlighted, I have concluded that archaeology should be included within the OfS’s Price Group C1.1 subject list.’

This means the small grant funding, that is primarily used to cover the costs of field and lab training at English Universities will be maintained. FAME believes that this funding for training will help the sector and support our vision – To strive for a business environment where archaeological organizations can operate safely and sustainably, the well-being of employees is prioritised and archaeologists feel empowered to build careers and expertise, so that collectively we can conserve and advance knowledge of the past for the benefit of society.